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  • December 16, 2012

    Palestinians think Israel was the big loser by wide majority

    AWRAD Poll of Palestinians – 87.7%:10.3% Gaza conflict results prove armed struggle best way to achieve independence

    The results of the recent Gaza conflict prove that armed struggle, as
    adopted by Hamas, is the best means of achieving Palestinian independence
    Strongly agree 55.6%
    Agree 32.1%
    Disagree 9.1%
    Strongly disagree 1.2%
    I don’t know 2.1%

    Part One: The Public Mood
    1- In general, would you say that things in Palestine are heading in the
    right direction or the wrong direction?
    Right direction 69.8%
    Wrong direction 23.2%
    Don’t know 7.0%


    2- In general, are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future?
    Optimistic 75.9%
    Pessimistic 21.0%
    Don’t know 3.1%

    Part Two: UN
    3- In the wake of President Abbas’ achieving non-member state status for
    Palestine at the UN, do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
    The UN vote was a victory for the Palestinian cause
    Strongly agree 51.6%
    Agree 33.5%
    Disagree 9.7%
    Strongly disagree 4.0%
    I don’t know 1.3%

    The UN vote will be followed by tangible progress towards Palestinian
    independence
    Strongly agree 37.8%
    Agree 41.3%
    Disagree 13.8%
    Strongly disagree 3.8%
    I don’t know 3.3%

    The UN vote is a victory for President Abbas’ peace-oriented approach to
    Palestinian independence
    Strongly agree 40.9%
    Agree 37.7%
    Disagree 15.1%
    Strongly disagree 2.7%
    I don’t know 3.7%

    The UN is a better vehicle to achieve Palestinian independence than direct
    negotiations with Israel
    Strongly agree 37.2%
    Agree 41.2%
    Disagree 15.4%
    Strongly disagree 2.8%
    I don’t know 3.4%

    The UN vote will have no impact on Palestinian affairs
    Strongly agree 17.1%
    Agree 26.0%
    Disagree 45.8%
    Strongly disagree 7.2%
    I don’t know 3.9%

    The UN vote will negatively affect the economy of the West Bank
    Strongly agree 24.4%
    Agree 33.8%
    Disagree 28.8%
    Strongly disagree 5.8%
    I don’t know 7.1%

    The UN vote will strengthen the Palestinian Authority
    Strongly agree 42.7%
    Agree 41.6%
    Disagree 11.4%
    Strongly disagree 2.2%
    I don’t know 2.2%

    The UN vote will make it harder to restart peace negotiations between the
    Palestinian Authority and the Government of Israel
    Strongly agree 23.3%
    Agree 39.7%
    Disagree 27.8%
    Strongly disagree 4.3%
    I don’t know 5.0%

    The UN vote will lead to punitive actions such as expanded settlement
    activity in the West Bank
    Strongly agree 39.4%
    Agree 38.5%
    Disagree 15.1%
    Strongly disagree 3.9%
    I don’t know 3.1%

    4- In general, do you believe that the Palestinian cause will be advanced
    by the recent UN vote?
    Advanced 67.9%
    Set back 13.3%
    Not changed 16.8%
    I don’t know 2.1%

    5- Are the principles of direct negotiations leading to a two-state
    solution still a valid formula for resolving the Palestinian-Israeli
    struggle?
    Yes 48.4%
    No 43.4%
    I don’t know 8.3%

    Part Three: Gaza Total

    6- In the wake of the cease-fire agreement in Gaza between Palestinian
    groups led by Hamas and the Government of Israel, do you agree or disagree
    with the following statements?

    The confrontation and the resulting truce represent a victory for
    Palestinians
    Strongly agree 57.5%
    Agree 32.2%
    Disagree 8.5%
    Strongly disagree 1.3%
    I don’t know 0.5%

    The results of the Gaza conflict will lead to tangible progress towards
    Palestinian independence
    Strongly agree 44.0%
    Agree 40.2%
    Disagree 11.3%
    Strongly disagree 1.3%
    I don’t know 3.3%

    The results of the recent Gaza conflict prove that armed struggle, as
    adopted by Hamas, is the best means of achieving Palestinian independence
    Strongly agree 55.6%
    Agree 32.1%
    Disagree 9.1%
    Strongly disagree 1.2%
    I don’t know 2.1%

    The results of the Gaza conflict will lead to reconciliation and unity
    Strongly agree 50.0%
    Agree 36.9%
    Disagree 9.4%
    Strongly disagree 1.7%
    I don’t know 2.0%

    The Gaza conflict and resulting truce will lead to no real change in the
    realities of Palestinians
    Strongly agree 20.2%
    Agree 29.6%
    Disagree 39.2%
    Strongly disagree 6.9%
    I don’t know 4.1%

    7- In general, do you believe that the Palestinian cause has been
    advanced by recent events in Gaza?
    Advanced 73.2%
    Set back 8.0%
    Not changed 17.1%
    I don’t know 1.8%

    8- In the wake of the UN initiative and the Gaza conflict, would you say
    that your view of the following parties/leaders has improved or diminished?
    The PA
    Improved 46.1%
    Somewhat improved 35.5%
    Diminished 11.9%
    Somewhat diminished 0.8%
    Don’t know 5.7%

    President Abbas
    Improved 49.5%
    Somewhat improved 33.2%
    Diminished 12.3%
    Somewhat diminished 1.9%
    Don’t know 3.1%

    Fatah
    Improved 45.7%
    Somewhat improved 35.3%
    Diminished 14.0%
    Somewhat diminished 0.8%
    Don’t know 4.3%

    Hamas
    Improved 60.0%
    Somewhat improved 28.5%
    Diminished 7.1%
    Somewhat diminished 1.3%
    Don’t know 3.1%

    Islamic Jihad
    Improved 52.1%
    Somewhat improved 32.6%
    Diminished 7.5%
    Somewhat diminished 1.3%
    Don’t know 6.5%

    Ismael Haniyeh
    Improved 57.6%
    Somewhat improved 27.9%
    Diminished 7.7%
    Somewhat diminished 2.1%
    Don’t know 4.8%

    KhaledMeshaal
    Improved 54.5%
    Somewhat improved 28.5%
    Diminished 7.6%
    Somewhat diminished 2.0%
    Don’t know 7.3%

    The Egyptian Government
    Improved 59.8%
    Somewhat improved 25.8%
    Diminished 6.7%
    Somewhat diminished 2.7%
    Don’t know 5.2%

    9- In your opinion, who benefited the most from the conflict in Gaza?
    Palestinians in general 51.2%
    Hamas 26.0%
    The residents of Gaza 10.6%
    Government of Egypt 1.7%
    Government of Israel 1.6%
    Fatah and the PA 1.2%
    No one benefited from the conflict 5.9%
    I don’t know 1.9%

    10- In your opinion, who lost the most from the conflict in Gaza?
    Palestinians in general 4.3%
    Hamas 0.8%
    The residents of Gaza 11.5%
    Government of Egypt 0.3%
    Government of Israel 75.8%
    Fatah and the PA 2.1%
    Everyone lost 1.8%
    I don’t know 3.3%

    11- In the wake of recent events, which approach do you Prefer to advance
    Palestinian independence?
    The approach supported by Fatah and President Abbas 32.8%
    The approach supported by Hamas and other militant groups 40.1%
    None 14.0%
    I don’t know 13.2%

    12- Do you support or oppose the return to negotiations at this time?
    Support 45.2%
    Oppose 49.3%
    I don’t know 5.6%

    13- Do you support the principle of a two-state solution with a
    Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace with Israel?
    Support 46.8%
    Oppose 49.5%
    I don’t know 3.7%

    14- Which country do you believe is the most credible broker in mediating
    a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict?
    (Gazans – 73.3% said Egypt as compared to 49.9% of West Bankers)
    Turkey 21.5%
    Egypt 58.7%
    Saudi Arabia 2.8%
    Qatar 2.1%
    Iran 5.4%
    United States 2.0%
    France 1.9%
    Russia 2.3%
    Other 3.3%

    Part Four: Elections Total
    15- Did you follow the news about the recent local elections in the West
    Bank?
    Yes 40.6%
    To some extent 25.9%
    No 33.4%

    16- In general, how do you view the conduct of these elections?
    Positively 30.9%
    Neutral 30.0%
    Negatively 12.9%
    I don’t now 26.2%

    17- Do you believe that similar local elections should be carried out in
    Gaza?
    Yes 74.4%
    No 17.1%
    I don’t know 8.5%

    18- Do you support the immediate holding of legislative elections in both
    the West Bank and Gaza?
    Yes 78.3%
    To some extent 15.2%
    No 6.5%

    19- Do you support the immediate holding of presidential elections in
    both the West Bank and Gaza?
    Yes 75.7%
    To some extent 18.1%
    No 6.3%

    20- If elections took place today and the following lists ran, which one
    would you vote for?
    DFLP 0.9%
    HizbTahrir 0.8%
    Islamic Jihad 1.7%
    PFLP 2.8%
    Palestinian Struggle Front 0.8%
    Al Mubadara 1.1%
    Hamas 22.7%
    Fatah 37.0%
    Fida 0.0%
    PPP 0.4%
    Other 2.0%
    I didn’t decide yet 17.9%
    I will not vote 11.9%

    21- If the following leaders ran for president, for whom would you most
    likely vote?
    Mahmoud Abbas 25.2%
    Salam Fayyad 2.0%
    Ahmad Saadat 3.1%
    Mohammed Dahlan 2.6%
    Ramadan Shalah 1.0%
    Marwan Barghouthi 12.4%
    Mustafa Barghouthi 3.6%
    Nasser Al Deen Al Shaer 0.8%
    Mahmoud Al Zahhar 0.8%
    Ismael Haniyeh 17.5%
    Mahmoud Aloul 0.4%
    KhaledMeshaal 5.9%
    I don’t know/ Not sure 10.9%
    I will not vote 13.9%

    Part Five: Reconciliation Total
    22- Are you optimistic or pessimistic about achieving reconciliation
    between Fatah and Hamas?
    Optimistic 82.6%
    Pessimistic 15.0%
    I don’t know 2.4%

    23- Do you believe that Fatah is serious about ending the division?
    Yes 71.7%
    No 20.4%
    I don’t know 7.9%

    24- Do you believe that Hamas is serious about ending the division?
    Yes 68.5%
    No 23.4%
    I don’t know 8.1%

    25- To end the present impasse between Fatah and Hamas, which one of the
    following is the best approach in your opinion?
    Immediate call for legislative and presidential elections in the West Bank
    and Gaza 26.8%
    Continue to pursue reconciliation talks 21.5%
    Popular pressure on both Fatah and Hamas 40.4%
    Nothing will work to resolve this issue 8.5%
    Don’t know 2.8%

    Part Six: The PA and Government

    26- Within the medium term, do you believe that the PA will be able to
    survive?
    Will definitely survive 44.5%
    Possible that it will survive 25.5%
    Possible that it will collapse 13.6%
    Will definitely collapse 5.7%
    I don’t know 10.7%

    27- In general, how do you evaluate the performance of the government led
    by Salam Fayyad
    Positive 24.4%
    Average 40.4%
    Negative 30.3%
    I don’t know 5.0%

    28- In general, how do you evaluate the performance of the government led
    by Ismael Haniyeh
    Positive 39.3%
    Average 36.4%
    Negative 15.7%
    I don’t know 8.6%

    29- If you had a choice between the two governments, the Fayyad-led and
    the Haniyeh-led, which would you chose to govern in your region?
    The Haniyeh – led government 34.3%
    The Fayyad – led government 25.3%
    None of the two 33.6%
    Don’t know 6.8%

    30- If a unity government was agreed upon, which one of the following
    leaders would you prefer to see as a Prime Minister?
    Ismael Haniyeh (West Bank 36.1%, Gaza 29.1%) 33.5%
    Salam Fayyad (West Bank 17.5% Gaza 22.4%) 19.4%
    MunibMasri 7.5%
    Mustafa Barghouthi 19.2%
    Ziad Abu Amer 0.6%
    Hanan Ashrawi 3.8%
    Jamal al Khudari 1.9%
    Other 14.2%

    31- Would you say that you approve or disapprove of the overall
    performance of the following leaders?

    Mahmoud Abbas
    Approve 63.6%
    Disapprove 31.6%
    I don’t know 4.8%

    Salam Fayyad Approve 43.8%
    Disapprove 50.1%
    I don’t know 6.1%

    Ismael Haniyeh Approve 60.3%
    Disapprove(West Bank 28.7% Gaza 40.7%) 33.2%
    I don’t know 6.5%

    Khaled Meshaal Approve 57.5%
    Disapprove 34.0%
    I don’t know 8.5%

  • Posted by Ted Belman @ 9:19 am | 4 Comments »

    4 Comments to Palestinians think Israel was the big loser by wide majority

    1. Dean says:

      A “win” in Islam is gaining ultimate victory. By preventing Israel from that victory, Islamists are certainly correct from their own perspective that they have won. However, what does winning really mean in Islamic terms? It means that tens of thousands die for their “Allah” and die while advocating a world of oppression, violence, terrorism, killing, anti-Semitism, misogyny, authoritarianism, and slaughter. Strange how leftists support these same horrifying ideals. A winner in Islam sacrifices his/her children to their “cause” by using them as human shields and strapping suicide vests on their backs. A winner in Islam is someone who supports an Islamic sharia-jihad government that wants more war and bloodletting, not the well-being of their people who they use as warriors for Islam. A winner in Islam will sacrifice a good life for a strict Islamic penance for life. A winner will discard all the good fortune and bounty of their land and resources to engage in internal and external war for the sake of the cult. From a Western perspective what constitutes a “win” in Islam is a sin and abomination from our vantage point – or it should be. Obama, a person who is an ardent Islamist supporter, also sees the recent events as a loss for Israel – a loss that he and Morsi the dictator manufactured. Obama is happy to see Israel lose and he is happy to see his Muslim Brotherhood friends in Egypt and Gaza win. So next time Israel responds to increasingly lethal missiles, remember that only total and complete victory will impress the “Palestinians” and make them think twice before engaging in their religious/political duty to kill Jews.

    2. Dean says:

      You don’t win wars by calling up jihadists on the phone/internet/flyers and saying, “Excuse me sir/madam, but there are missile launchers in your living room that we would like to remove. Please exit at once with women and children. We will give you time to remove the launcher so that you can set it up in a Mosque or school that we cannot target because we are so mindful and respectful of your religion and have orders to be ever so politically correct. When you launch your Iranian missiles, please make sure that they do not fall on innocent Palestinians as you direct them at Israelis because that would upset the UN and they will have to open an investigation to accuse Israel of defending its people and in the process cause you Palestinians to fire more missiles at us. G-d bless and be safe. Salam aleikum.” IDF

    3. C.R. says:

      To hell with what the Godless murdering Arab squatters think–most of them are ignorant drones controlled by rhetoric and propaganda.

    4. catarin says:

      The only thing armed struggle will get the Arab Palestinians is an early grave. Burial at sea may become the method necessary to manage the great numbers who will die. If it was good enough for bin Laden, it’s good enough for them.

      When are Muslims going to wise up to fradulent Islamic preaching that it is noble to die for Islam? It’s not noble when Muslims commit criminal acts against other societies. Dead is dead.

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